Abs + Core articles


3 Plank Exercises for Tight, Flat Abs

The plank is a single move that tightens your core, firms up your booty, and strengthen your arms. Here’s how to do a perfect plank, and three plank exercises to help sculpt your abs.

Can You Crunch Your Way to a Flat Stomach?

Can You Crunch Your Way to a Flat Stomach?

For years, ab-crunching moves, from curls to sit-ups, have been the holy grail of stomach-flattening exercises. Media has flamed the hype, reporting on the hundreds of crunches that various celebrities do — presumably, the secret to their photogenic physiques. But, is it the crunches, themselves, that reduce the width of your midsection? Research says: not

Master the Three Toughest Moves in Core de Force

Master the Three Toughest Moves in CORE DE FORCE

There’s a reason we named our new 30-day, MMA-inspired workout program “CORE DE FORCE:” Every single move challenges your core. Each time you throw a jab, thrust a knee, deliver a kick, or perform a crunch, push-up, or plank variation, you’ll engage an armada of muscles between your hips and shoulders to maintain balance and


4 Fun Pumpkin Exercises

A Halloween workout? Well, it doesn’t take a mad scientist (or a person dressed as one) to realize that a pumpkin can be used as a weight. The pumpkins grown for carving typically range from two pounds to 25 pounds… though the biggest pumpkin ever weighed in at a monstrous 2,323 pounds. But enough pumpkin trivia.

How to do the Single-Leg Elevated-Foot Hip Raise

How to do the Single-Leg Elevated-Foot Hip Raise

Wake up your lower body with the single-leg, foot-elevated hip raise. It works your glutes, opens up your hips, and engages just about every muscle below your waist, one leg at a time. Here’s how to do it properly!

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The Big Benefits of Foam Rolling

Foam rolling is essentially a form of self-massage that allows you to apply deep pressure to certain points of the body to release tightness and muscular tension.